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American Airlines and Qantas receive final approval to form Joint Business

American Airlines welcomes the U.S. Department of Transportation's final approval of a joint business agreement with Qantas. American and Qantas now have the opportunity to jointly offer more products that will better serve customers flying between the United States and Australia and New Zealand. This has been a longstanding business objective of the partnership.

New service will be announced in the near future as a result of this joint business approval.

Program news

Business Extra points expiring on December 31

Points expiring soon

All Business Extra points earned in 2017 will expire on December 31. Redeem points today for over 60 flight awards including Admiral's Club® access, cabin upgrades, PlanAhead and Anytime flights, and more. Don't let your hard earned points go to waste.

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Post points daily

Points now post daily

Your points are now posting to your account daily.

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Online award booking is here

Booking award travel just got easier with American Airlines For Business.

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Airline news

Real ID

Real ID requirement

Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license, state-issued enhanced driver's license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.

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High-speed Wi-Fi

American now offers access to high-speed satellite Wi-Fi and live TV on more aircraft than any other airline. This satellite based Wi-Fi with upgraded bandwidth capacity allows travelers to stream faster, easily upload and download files and stay connected from take-off to landing.

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Boeing 737 MAX update

Our commitment to you is to run the safest and most reliable operation. To avoid last-minute changes and to accommodate customers with as much notice as possible before their travel date, we made the decision to extend our cancellations for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft through March 5, 2020, while we await recertification of the MAX.

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